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David Piltch

1960 -

Origin: Ontario, Canada

Main instrument: Bass/double bass/cello

Genre: Jazz

Born in Toronto in 1960 into a musical family, acclaimed bassist David Piltch learned to play guitar from his brother Robert, a world-renowned guitarist in his own right. In the 1970s, David and his family were regular players of the Toronto jazz scene, rubbing shoulders with jazz giants such as Chet Baker and Zoot Sims. This experience allowed the artist to share the stage with the likes of Chuck Mangione and Blood, Sweat and Tears. In 1983, he went on to form his first jazz improv trio, Strangeness Beauty. With his reputation set in stone, Piltch became one of Canada's most sought after bassists, leading up to steady collaborations with singers k.d. lang and Holly Cole. In 2008, he released his first solo effort, Minister of the Interior.


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